sup·​per | \ ˈsə-pər How to pronounce supper (audio) \

Definition of supper

1a : the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at midday
b : a social affair featuring a supper especially : an evening social especially for raising funds a church supper
2 : the food served as a supper eat your supper
3 : a light meal served late in the evening

Examples of supper in a Sentence

I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers. It's almost time for supper. We took a walk after supper. I had too much wine at supper. He didn't come home for supper.
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First Known Use of supper

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for supper

Middle English soper, from Anglo-French super, from super to sup — more at sup

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11 May 2022

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“Supper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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sup·​per | \ ˈsə-pər How to pronounce supper (audio) \

Kids Definition of supper

1 : the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 : refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering


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